Just In: Gov. Seyi Makinde Approves Appointment Of Senator Lekan Balogun As 42nd Olubadan Of Ibadanland


Just In: Gov. Seyi Makinde Approves Appointment Of Senator Lekan Balogun As 42nd Olubadan Of IbadanlandGovernor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State has on Monday approved the appointment of Senator Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

Recall that the position of Olubadan of Ibadan land became vacant on Sunday 2nd January this year due to the demise of Oba Saliu Akanmu Adetunji.

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Governor Makinde has now approved the appointment of the new monarch following a recommendation made by the Olubadan-in-Council.

Makinde, in a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Taiwo Adisa, wished Balogun, a peaceful and eventful reign.

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The statement reads;

I am pleased to announce the appointment of the Otun Olubadan of Ibadanland, High Chief Lekan Balogun as the 42nd Olubadan of Ibadanland.

The appointment is in line with the Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, as well as the unique and time-tested tradition of our people.

On behalf of the government and good people of Oyo State, I wish the newly confirmed Olubadan a successful reign blessed with peace and unprecedented progress.

On a similar note, Governor Makinde has also approved the revocation of the amended Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration, which regulates the selection to the Olubadan of Ibadan chieftaincy stool.
The statement indicated that the governor made the revocation order, dated February 11, 2022, in line with the powers conferred on him by the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), in view of the Judgements of the Oyo State High Court on February 1 and 10 as well as Sections 7, 20,26 and 30 of the Chiefs Law of Oyo State 2000.
The four separate laws/White Papers approved for revocation were made public by the immediate past administration between 2017 and 2018.
The statement listed the laws/white papers to include the amended declaration regulating;
The selection to the Olubadan Chieftaincy stool, published in August 2017; the implementation of the White Paper on the review of the existing Olubadan of Ibadan Chieftaincy Declaration and other chieftaincies in Ibadan, Published in August 2017; the approval of the appointment of beaded crows for the Olubadan in Council published March 2018 and the appointment of Beaded crowns and Coronet Wearing Obas published in March 2018.

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